| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:51 PM
If President Obama were photographed coming and going from a younger woman’s apartment at all hours of the day and night, would most Americans care?
Uh, yeah. I mean, see Clinton, Bill, and Lewinsky, Monica.
In France, though, President Francois...
| Jan 12, 2014
The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation.
Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:15 PM
PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande is expected to use his traditional new year’s news conference Tuesday to announce reforms to kick-start the country’s economy, combat widespread unemployment and boost his lamentable popularity...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Things fall apart in different ways.
In a reminder of the horrific violence that has marred Africa's past, armed men in two neighboring countries have been going house to house in recent weeks, killing people because...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Stocky, sturdy and strong, Neanderthals may also have been sentimental. A new study suggests our closest, extinct human relatives took the time to bury their dead as much as 50,000 years ago.
The findings, published in the journal PNAS, add to a...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Motion Picture Academy on Friday released the shortlist of nine foreign-language films that will pass to the next round of the race, and it contained the category's characteristic mix of favorites and surprises.
While some of the films making the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:05 PM
As he demonstrated in his Oscar-winning "A Separation," Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi has a passion for drama and a gift for the realistic depiction of intense emotional situations, a talent he takes full advantage of in his new film, "The Past."...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Wine expert Michael Egan eyed the six bottles of purported 1966 Montrachet sitting at the front of the courtroom. "They wouldn't look out of place in the urology department at Mt. Sinai," Egan said as he noted the cloudy liquid's sickly...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:13 AM
NEW YORK -- A federal jury convicted a former high-living wine collector of fraud Wednesday for using his Los Angeles home as a fake wine factory and running a counterfeit operation that prosecutors said victimized wine drinkers, collectors, and producers...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SANTA BARBARA -- Eik Kahng, curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, believes she has identified a previously unknown painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Given the stature of the French Romantic innovator, that's no small thing.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Two new boxed sets feature splendid work from Britain, and a new single DVD presents a classic view of France.
"The Hollow Crown" had the fine idea of uniting Shakespeare's key historical dramas -- "Richard II," "Henry IV" (Parts 1 and 2) and "Henry V"...